Friday, 10 February 2017

JASMINE GUFFOND























"yellow bell"
Year:    2015
Country:    France
City:    Paris
Label:    Sonic Pieces
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    6
Time:    43 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Ambient            Experimental












Jasmine Guffond was born in 1972 in Sydney, Australia, to a French father and a Swiss mother. Her first band was a drums, bass and guitar trio called BA-KA, and she later played bass in the electronic/rock group Alternahunk. Before founding Minit with Torben Tilly in Sydney in 1997, Guffond was a member of improvised ambient electronic duo Hiss.
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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

KEIJI HAINO























"the miracles of only one thing"
Year:    2017
Country:    Japan
City:    Chiba
Label:    Sub Rosa
Format:    CD
Tracks:    3
Time:   50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Free Improv.











Born 1952 in Chiba, Japan and currently residing in Tokyo, is a Japanese musician and singer-songwriter whose work has included rock, free improvisation, noise music, percussion, psychedelic music, minimalism and drone music. He has been active since the 1970s and continues to record regularly and in new styles.
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Sunday, 29 January 2017

BLADE RUNNER























VANGELIS
"Blade Runner Soundtrack"
Year:    1982
Country:    US
City:    Los Angeles
Label:    Warner Music
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:    12
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Ambient            Electronic













"Most of the music contained in this album originates from recordings I made in London in 1982, whilst working on the score for the film Blade Runner. Finding myself unable to release these recordings at the time, it is with great pleasure that I am able to do so now. Some of the pieces contained will be known to you from the Original Soundtrack of the film, whilst others are appearing here for the first time. Looking back at Ridley Scott's powerful and evocative pictures left me as stimulated as before, and made the recompiling of this music, today, an enjoyable experience."
- Vangelis. Athens, April 1994.
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Saturday, 14 January 2017

MÉRYLL AMPE























"void if removed"
Year:    2016
Country:    France
City:    Paris
Label:    Audiotalaia
Format:    digital
Tracks:    4
Time:    28 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental













Méryll Ampe is always working on the physical dimensionality of sound, or on its sculpturisation either live or recorded as an album, as she presents now. The four tracks where fracture, disruption, timber transformations, clashes of textures and the de-composition of noises are the main characters. The constant fracture of the plane, the acceleration and de-acceleration of almost industrial ambiences pushes you deep into a unknown and unexplored sonic terrain: 100% personal and unattainable. It's a scalpel directly operating without anesthesia in your inner ear. A big amount of this sonic sculpture, chopped into a thousand pieces, sits on top of a premeditated process of frequency oxidation, and the metalic sonority that one breaths in throughout the four tracks that compose "Void If Removed". "Vertigo" is specially full of tension and sharpen edges along its almost 9 minutes, after that, through "Odessa" we roll down an ambient tunnel... I met Méryll personally in 2013, since then, a very special connection happened. We shared experiences and sounds in total complicity. Since the beginning I knew I was in front of a top artist and time has just confirmed that to me. Méryll is one of the great ones. And this new work of her might be its best until the date, considering what's to come. (*NOTE = text by Javier Piñango ).
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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

RONDOS























"Red attack"
Year:    1980
Country:    Netherlands
City:    Amsterdam
Label:    King Kong
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    18
Time:    36 min.
Lyrical themes:    social issues, politics
Genre:    rock
Style:            Post Punk             Avantgarde












Punk band from Rotterdam (end 1977 - sept. 1980). The band had simple rythmic tracks as basis for society critical /political lyrics. Members Johannes van der Weert (vocals), Maarten van Gent (guitar, vocals), Frank (bass), Allie van Altena (guitar, vocals) and Willem ter Weele (drums). Also Kees Isings played some time on bass, before Frank. RONDOS were a part of the red rock collective of four bands; RONDOS, RODE WIG, SOVJETS, TANDSTICKORSHOCKS. They do gigs together and share their equipment and the place where they practice. They had their own label; King Kong Records, a fanzine "Raket" and released various material aslike the comic "Red Rat". RODE WIG and SOVJETS never released material. Most members of this red rock collective lived in the same building at 2e Ijzerstraat Rotterdam. Named Huize Schoonderloo a.k.a. de Bunker (as that this was a former bomb shelter) The building was 'lent' instead of squated and converted to a practice and printing space. On their last single "Which Side Will You Be On?" they declare they quit. "the rondos quit. this is our last record. we brought the rondos to a conclusion, because in our opinion we became too succesful. and being succesful means accepted. besides; a great part of the punk-movement is developing in a direction which is not ours; violence, alcohol, confirmation and commerce/business. but the struggle continues! we keep fighting with other means. rondos september 1980".
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Monday, 19 December 2016

RUDIMENTARY PENI























"farce"
Year:    1982
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    Crass Records
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    23
Time:    29 min.
Lyrical themes:    anarchism, pacifism
Genre:    rock
Style:            Post Punk














Formed in 1980, Rudimentary Peni were initially inspired by bands such as The Damned, Slaughter and the Dogs, and Discharge. There lease of their first EP in 1981 coincided with their first gig in London, with Flux of Pink Indians. Despite many rumours, no member of the band has ever died, (yet!) and the line up has remained constant on all the recorded releases. Some tracks are written by Grant and some by Nick whilst others are co−written by both members. Rather than try to keep up with any particular musical fashion or trend, Rudimentary Peni have generally just stuck to a policy of doing precisely what they want to do. This has usually taken the form of either 1977−style fast punk tracks or 1980’s−style slower, heavier tracks, being careful to avoid any of the usual trappings of heavy metal. From the mid 90’s onwards, the band have tended to stick to short and sweet 15 minute EPs, and because of this, only the very best tracks that they write are released. With each EP, the band try to correct the mistakes of the previous one, and this ensures that Rudimentary Peni stay within the medium,but keep on honing and improving it. "Rudimentary Peni...were probably the most influential band to emerge from the Anarcho Punk scene... Rudimentary Peni are deities in the world of squats and direct action..." Kerrang!
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Thursday, 8 December 2016

EVGENIJ V. KHARITONOV























ALEXEI BORISOV and EVGENIJ V. KHARITONOV
Year:    2017
Country:    Russia
City:    Moscow
Label:    Nostress
Format:    digital
Tracks:    2
Time:    32 min.
Genre:    electronic, acoustic
Style:            Space            Noise












Alexei Borisov and Evgenij V. Kharitonov Live Performances At 10th Lapa Azora Avant-garde Fest. Live Recorded At NCCA 8 December 2016, Moscow, RU. Recorder: Zoom R8. Final mix created in Reaper 5 DAW. Original Photos for covers by Larisa Aguzarova (aka Lora Fish), 2016, finally released and promoted through record label "Nostress" in january 2017.
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"four pieces for tape recorder"
Year:    2016
Country:    Russia
City:    Saint Petersburg
Label:    Nostress
Format:    digital
Trackks:    4
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Abstract













Evgenij V. Kharitonov is a Poet and Musician, Sound and visual artist. Was born in 1969 in Moscow. Has got philological education, the author of numerous literary publications and many books, works in journalism. Curator of a festival of literary and art vanguard "Lapa Azora", musical festivals "Ours in Space" and 'Green Travel Fest', coordinator of a ambient label '45 Echoes Sounds'. He began "Musical career" in 1985 as a part of the disco theater "Columbus". In the 1980-1990th he played the guitar, sang and wrote songs in rock groups "The We", "The Russian storytellers", "Kharitonov's Fuck Orchestra", "Helter Skelter", etc. In the late nineties he was fond of experiments with electronic sounding — from sound poetry to electroacoustics – and sinthesizers music with many albums released on many labels knowed under music pseudonym EugeneKha. He is the participant and the composer of the Microbit project (Lo-bit an esthetics), Nameless Dancers (Nu-Jazz, Lounge), Spacebirds (Sci-Fi Synth-pop), Yoko Absorbing, I.N.KH.E., etc. In 2005-2011. Evgenij actively developed and popularized a musical esthetics of a lowbit (lobit, lo-bit, low bitrate), some sources call him "the father of the Russian lo-bit". He created music for movies and participated in numerous international projects. In the music he addressed to many directions, often mixing different styles, but big love feels to Ambient music. In real life Evgenij V. Kharitonov is the curator of literary projects of the Russian state library for youth.
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